right Plan your day New Workshop 1 hour workshop Perfect for beginners

No bookings required. Program applies daily at the fair. These FREE workshops are approximately 30 minutes unless indicated. Arrive early as space is limited.


10.30am Traditional Meets Modern in Wool Felt Appliqué. Gai Taylor, Just Patchwork, Stand A26. Gai will demonstrate the modern approach to wool felt appliqué using traditional embroidery stitches, modern elements of design and bold colours. The class is a good introduction to gain confidence to complete one of her modern designs.

11am Latest Cricut & Die Cutting Collections. Melissa Arnold, Close To My Heart. Stand H10. Cricut & die cut’s Machine Lovers ‘Unleash Your Creativity’. Take your creativity to new places with new Cricut (cartridge/digital) and thin cut collections. See our wide variety of shapes, styles and aesthetics to complete any paper craft project.

11.30am Magic Half Squares and Quarter Squares. Heather Bartsch, Barossa Quilt & Craft Cottage, Stand F24. Learn how to create scrap quilts from fabric strips, jelly rolls and rulers. Plus receive a free information sheet.

12noon Indigenous Art Fabrics. Margaret Kirby, Logan’s Patchwork Fabrics, Stand G26. Our indigenous artists are enriching our craft with a new depth of colour, design and history. Now available on fabric, these unique designs are based on 68,000 years of history and culture. Incorporate these wonderful fabrics to create stunning Australian quilts.

12.30pm The latest tips to making beautiful handmade cards. Debra Van Der Meulen, Cardmaking.net, Stand B08. Discover the latest hints and tips to making your handmade cards a piece of art to treasure forever.

1.30pm ★ Quick & Easy Table Runners. Heather Bartsch, Barossa Quilt & Craft Cottage, Stand B19. Learn how to make quick and easy table runners using our binding tool.


10.30am Top 10 Tools for Stitchers & Quilters. Julie Hall, Stitch-a-ma-jigs by Julie Hall Designs, Stand D03. Come and see the latest and greatest tools that will make your life easier. Julie will show you tricks to improve your stitching experience, and share with you her favourite tools of the trade. Each attendee will receive a special offer for attending, plus lucky door prizes.

11am Quilt As You Go, Reversible Scrap Quilts. Monica Poole, Margaret’s Fabrics, Stand A02. Get your stash out and turn it into fun, reversible quilt-as-you-go quilts, learn how quick and easy it is. Plus a trunk show of new and favourite designs. Learn Monica’s favourite methods that will change the way you make quilts.

11.30am Understanding Thread Weights. Barrie Ashton, WonderFil Specialty Threads, Stand B21. An overview of different weights of threads and combining thread weights for fantastic results. Have you tried twisting 8 weight threads under the machine needle for a hand-stitched effect, using 12 weight threads for impact or using our new wool threads for hand stitching?

12noon Discover Needle Felting. Heather Buck, The Bay Window & Heather’s Designs, Stand B01. Discover needle felting using only a few simple tools and wool rovings. A multitude of effects can be achieved from simple embelishments to threedimensional projects.

12.30pm ★  Machine Embroidery Inspiration. Julie Hall, Stitch-a-ma-jigs by Julie Hall Designs, Stand D03. Come and see Julie Hall share with you her favourite embroidery tools and designs. Julie will take you through how she creates magnificent embroidery projects, along with tips to make your embroidery easier. Each attendee will receive a special offer for attending, as well as lucky door prizes.

1pm Make Your Own Handbags. Monica Poole, Margaret’s Fabrics, Stand A02. Get great tips and advice on how to make your own professional-looking fabric handbags; aspects of bag making from fabric, interfacing, closures, hardware and tools. Plus, how to add leather trims to your bags to give the wow factor!

1.30pm Embellish and Adorn. Gabriella Kerkez, Miss Rose Sister Violet, Stand C08. With velvet millinery flowers, exquisite laces and trims, buttons and bows, you can create whimsical beauty.


10am Creative Quilting Inspirations. Leonie West, Punch with Judy, Stand A09. Discover more about using templates, ‘Quilting Design Inspirations’, is a new way of learning quilting design. This is a series of design ideas to inspire you to create your own quilting designs using Westalee Templates.

10:30am What’s Flipp-n New. Brenda Burgess, Flip la K, Stand A03. Take a sensational journey of step-by-step flip-n with unique Flip la K templates and a show and tell of fabulously sensational quilts and table runners.

11am Upcycle and Recycle. Gail Lawrence, My Little Bead Shop, Stand C33. Come along and see some new ways to tie and wear your scarves. Learn how to upcycle your old scarves into scarf jewellery

11:30am Circlicious Piecing. Brenda Burgess, Flip la K, Stand A03. . See Brenda’s quick, easy way to piecing circles, Drunkard’s Path, Double Wedding Rings, random circles totally circlicious. Circle piece the easy way.

12noon ★  Sew Kind of Wonderful. Quick Curves with Judy Hall, Punch with Judy, Stand A09. Contemporary quilt designs, where modern meets refinement, showing endless possibilities with ONE ruler – Quick Curve and the NEW Mini Quick Curve – combining curved piecing with straight line piecing. Cut, sew, square-up!

12.30pm Appliqué Newsflash. Bev Ross, Craft Cubby, Stand A19. Easy, quick and fun – the Craft Cubby Way to create an appliqué. New ideas and techniques – and everyone who attends will receive a Craft Cubby free gift – don’t miss out!

1pm Square Up and Slotted Rulers. Judy Hall, Punch with Judy, Stand A09. Are your blocks perfect squares? Make squaring up a breeze with NEW square-up rulers, some slotted, to make you the perfect quilter allowing perfect squares for perfect quilts, including square in a square blocks. Suitable for advanced and beginner quilters.

1.30pm ★  Three Quilts in 30 Minutes! Fiona Kuilboer, Quilting by Fiona, Stand C25. During this workshop you will learn how to create three different and effective quilts using precut fabric! A fun, fast paced information session to inspire and excite. Come along and join in the fun!

2.30pm ★  Judy Niemeyer Pattern Reading and Techniques. Juanita Bugge, Sewing Buddies Australia, Stand A17. Judy Niemeyer Paper Piecing is super easy to do, but getting started on new techniques can seem daunting. Pick up tips, learn how to read a Judy Niemeyer pattern, set up for fabric cutting, add fabrics to your paper pieced projects, both straight and curved piecing. Learn about paper piecing tools, and how they work.